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‘Health of our judicial system’ depends on diversity (access required)

Sidney Evering has embraced his role as Parker Poe’s director of diversity with precision and dedication. His can-do attitude has bolstered the firm’s effort to make its diversity program a model for others. Parker Poe’s “Life in a Law Firm” project, piloted in the firm’s Columbia office and expanded to its Raleigh operation, provides an opportunity for minority law students to participate in mock job interviews, panel discussions and presentations.

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At Moore & Van Allen, pro bono is good business (access required)

While the debate continues in many states over whether pro bono work should be mandated or voluntary, the North Carolina Bar Association encourages licensed attorneys to participate in a minimum of 50 hours of pro bono work each year, pursuant to Rule 6.1 in the North Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct.

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Small-time drug users snared by trafficker law (access required)

A Supreme Court decision confirming that prescription drug-related crimes fall under the state’s Carolina Controlled Substances Act has sparked heated reaction from defense attorneys frustrated with the number of drug users convicted under a statute which was intended to punish large-scale drug traffickers.

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